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Yes, you never heard; yes, you never knew;
yes, from long ago your ear has not been opened.
For I knew that you would deal very treacherously
and you have been called a rebel from the womb. Bible

“you have been called a rebel from the womb.” Israel (and Judah) were rebellious “from the womb,” that is, from the time the nation was born as a covenant nation of God’s people. It was only a very short time—a couple of months at most—after Israel made a covenant on Mount Sinai to obey God (Exod. 24) that they disobeyed Him and abandoned Him and made a golden calf god (Exod. 32).


Commentary for: Isaiah 48:8